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Iceland defeats Austria 2-1 in 2016 UEFA Euro Cup group stage match

June 22, 21:59 UTC+3 PARIS
Iceland’s Jon Dadi Bodvarsson shot a goal in the 18th minute and Arnor Ingwi Traustason in the 90th minute
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PARIS, June 22. /TASS/. Iceland’s national football team has defeated Austria 2-1 in a match of the final tour of the group stage of the 2016 UEFA Euro Cup underway in France.

The Group F game was held in Paris suburb Saint-Denis at the Stade de France stadium.

Iceland’s Jon Dadi Bodvarsson shot a goal in the 18th minute and Arnor Ingwi Traustason in the 90th minute.

Austria’s Alessandro Schopf scored in the 60th minute.

Iceland collected five points in the group, gaining one win and two draws, took the second place in the group and made it to the Last 16 where it will play England.

The 2016 UEFA Euro Cup is held in France between June 10 and July 10 with matches played in 10 different locations, namely in Bordeaux, Lens, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris, Saint-Denis, Saint-Etienne and Toulouse.

A total of 24 European national teams qualified for the Euro Cup final tournament in 2016, after the contestants’ format, which was used since 1996, was decided to be extended from 16 to 24 teams.

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